New 5G tech system facilitates real-time medical assistance in emergency situations

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BARCELONA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- A new 5G technology called 'First Responders' will connect police and doctors in emergency situations to enable health professionals to provide real-time medical assistance before an ambulance arrives, a source from a 5G company said on Thursday.

The police officer at the site of an emergency would connect to the 5G device so that the health professional can start treating the patient as quickly as possible.

This joint initiative of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Sabadell's Parc Tauli health consortium, Cisco, Orange and Ericson is supported by the Sabadell City Council and the Catalan government.

This is an important step because "technology can massively, if not completely, change health care protocols in emergencies," 5G Program Director at Mobile World Capital Eduard Martin told Xinhua.

In addition to 5G connectivity, the technology uses a voice-operated, wearable RealWear HMT device that allows for users to stream high quality video and audio in real time.

"The capabilities of the 5G network and rich content allow a remotely connected professional to assist as if they were on site with the hands of another. That's going to substantially change the way we think about emergency critical services," Martin said.

The system will be deployed in Catalonia in 2025 and will also be used by other emergency personnel units, such as members of the Civil Protection Agency. Enditem

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